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what is it like to work as a nurse?

what is it like being a nurse? is it hard? is it enjoyable? what are some problems you have being a nurse?

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Craig’s Answer

Nursing was challenging before but after covid it really got difficult. The ratio of nurse to patient got worse and they spent less time doing bed side and more doing administrative work. The aides and techs took over for bed side. Good news! You can go anywhere with a nursing degree! The fbi hires nurses to treat agents and to work in the field! What about flight nursing? What about prehospital nursing! You have the scope of practice as a nurse with the skills of a paramedic! So if bed side turns you off, you have other options !
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Janeen’s Answer

The type of nursing highly affects the stress level. For instance a nurse in a trauma center will be in different situations than a Case Manager, each not without its own level of tough moments. The trauma nurse is front line with life or death, however the case manager may have around two dozen patients to assess and assist with discharge needs. Each field has its own stress, however in the market today it is possible to find a career that is enjoyable and rewarding. Good Luck on your career aspirations.
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Meredith’s Answer

Nursing is hard- you’re on your feet most of the time, & you have to always be mentally alert,& thinking ahead . Having said that, I love my job . I’ve met so many different types of people . I love seeing the patients go from being super-sick in my CCU, to progressing and transferring to a regular medical unit . Some of the problems I’ve encountered being a nurse is lack of respect from the patient’s family members , spending more time documenting than being at the bedside , & lack of available resources for the patients .
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Nailya’s Answer

Every profession has hard days, easy days, stressful days, wonderful days, nightmare days, and so on. Nursing is a patient care. You are with patients, they trust their lives to you. Patients are different, they can be easy patients and difficult patients, very sick patients and not very sick patients. But you cant walk away from difficult patients as you can from other difficult people . You are expected to take care of all kinds of patients with all kinds of health problems and all kinds of personalities, as long as you are a nurse. You need to enjoy patient care, no matter how difficult it is. Once you stop liking it or if you find out right away that patient care is not for you, you cant be a good nurse and you will not enjoy your job at all. Also, remember as a nurse you are almost always on your feet, walking or standing. If you enjoy desks environment, you wont get much of it in bedside nursing but you may achieve it if you eventually move to the nursing administration.
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